Blog

27 Mar 2015
Visual Management for NFPs – Free Breakfast Event

We’re organising a free Visual Management breakfast event in Central London on 13th May for managers in the not-for-profit sectors.  If you’ve ever wanted: an easier way to manage your work and your teams, focusing on the things that matter to cut through the clutter and be able to visualise important information in an actionable

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17 Mar 2015
Managing Procurement – 2. Contracts

Many of the areas we are asked to help with are around contracts with suppliers.  In this second blog I’ve penned a few thoughts that reflect some of our experiences from working with supply contracts in non-profit sectors – hopefully one or two of them might be useful.  Just to be clear though, this isn’t

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03 Mar 2015
Managing Procurement – 1. Selecting a Supplier via Tender

Many of the questions we’ve been asked to address recently are around the management of contracts, suppliers and procurement.  I’m putting together a series of blogs around the subject and we will also be publishing good practice guidance, focused on the not-for-profit and membership sectors but widely relevant and, we hope, useful. This first blog

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07 Nov 2014
Is it really all about MS Project?

Of course it isn’t – MS project has its place, but it is just one of the tools available to project managers, and probably not one of the easiest to use. Have you ever felt that there must be a better way? What’s available? Which is the right approach for me? Join us for a lively

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10 Aug 2014
Visual Management of Projects and Processes

I’ve had something of an epiphany over the last 12 months or so, and now find myself selling software – something I would never have done before.  The software is Targetprocess, which enables any organisation to visually manage its projects and processes.  Let me explain why I changed my mind. Effective management is all about

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14 Dec 2012
Leading Project Management

In January and March E AND H are delivering a further two workshops in our series ‘Leading Project Management’ – for senior leaders in the Further Education sector.  The workshops, which are being done in partnership with LSIS (the Learning and Skills Improvement Service), focus on role of senior teams in ensuring organisations are able

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25 Oct 2012
Gamification in Project Management

Interesting presentation last night on the potential for gamification to be used in project management.  Development and investment in gamification over recent years has been significant, but what is its potential for improving the success of projects?  Using game-theory and game-design techniques to encourage engagement and positive behaviours can have a significant impact – engaged

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15 Sep 2012
Communications Survey

The APM People SIG have a survey to learn about communication on projects.  Share your experience and take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V3GY68D

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05 Sep 2012
The Truth About CRM – should we ban the ‘C’ word?

Is it time to think about CRM projects in a different way? The difference between failure and success – being clear about your CRM strategy, being organised, getting control, knowing when you are done – project management for CRM.

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04 Sep 2012
Are you getting the benefits you need from your projects?

Too often organisations launch into a project without really understanding what they need to do to get the result they want, as if somehow just doing the project will ensure benefits will follow.

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